November 18, 2019
Good afternoon Trade Community (Laredo Field Office AOR),
Please review the attached CBP News Release in regards to the federal order that will impact tomato and pepper fruits in the Cargo and Passenger Environment beginning on November 22, 2019 as follows:
- Cargo Environment – The order will increase inspections and document verifications at time of entry from Mexico, Canada, Israel, and Netherlands.
- Passenger Environment – The order will prohibit the importation of tomato and pepper fruits from all countries of origin in passenger baggage.
Further cargo instructions will be provided by Laredo Field Office Trade Division. If you have any questions, contact Agriculture Operations Manager Jesus Becerra at 956-753-1010, Sup. Program Manager Henry Gutierrez at 956-753-1735, or me at 956-753-1773.
Armando Taboada Jr.
Laredo Field Office
956-753-1773 – Office
956-693-8807 - Cell
Click image to download press release:
A copy of the Federal Order is posted at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/federal_order/downloads/2019/DA-2019-28.pdf